I am happily married to Jerry for 28 years and counting. We have 8 sons, aged 25 to 8. Four are grown and four remain at home. My biggest challenge right now is scaling back how much I used to cook for my large family.
My favorite things to cook
Mild Chili for a Crowd, Burritos, Chicken Enchiladas, Meatball Stroganoff, Chili Verde, Anything Alfredo, Pasta Bolognese, Pizza Mac, Ettouffee, Gumbo, Shrimp Creole
My favorite family cooking traditions
Making homemade pizzas together with our boys on lazy Sunday afternoons. Grilling burgers and hot links on the porch with my husband, while tipping back a few beers.
My cooking triumphs
Chili for a Crowd, Pizza Mac, Meatball Stroganoff, Beef Queso Rice, Rueban Sandwiches, Southern Fried Chicken
My cooking tragedies
Steak - until recently I always overcooked it to the point that no matter how good a cut of beef it was, it was like eating shoe leather. Now I remove it from the fire while still red and let it pink up while I dress the potatoes and veggie sides. It will yet be a triumph of mine!